In a few days, residents will begin moving back into this city one ZIP code at a time, speeding the revival of the economy in places like the French Quarter — the bawdy enclave that suffered relatively minor damage in the hurricane but is still without electricity.Do we really want all those people back without electricity? And what's the water/sewage situation? I know people generally just piss on the streets in the quarter, but still.... And who wants to be one of the ones that orders a coffee next week? That water's gotta come from somewhere.
Mayor C. Ray Nagin announced plans Thursday to reopen some of New Orleans' most vibrant and least flood-ravaged neighborhoods over the next week and a half, including the French Quarter. The move could bring back more than 180,000 of the city's half-million inhabitants.